Kitchen Backsplash Ideas (on the cheap!)
Non traditional materials + Ingenuity = AMAZING Back-splashes for next to nothing! Check out these awesome Do-it-yourself Ideas:
-Antique Yardsticks / Rulers :
Bear with me here…I know it sounds strange, but look at it! It is a great look and the price is definitely right! A little spunk is added with non-traditional materials but still has an overall traditional look for the kitchen.
Get a great look for CHEAP! This kitchen backsplash was $30! Gorgeous!
This look can go in several directions, depending on the wood you use. It can have a beachy, shabby chic or rustic/country feel. You could use: old fence wood, old barn wood, pallet wood, etc. The sky is the limit! This is a very hot look right now!
Whether it’s vinyl peel ‘n stick tiles or a cut vinyl design, vinyl is a cheap alternative that can be easily changed out when you’re sick of it! With the at-home vinyl cutter craze (ie: Cricket), many folks now have a vinyl cutter. Put it to use! This is a great way to add a very trendy element that can easily be taken down when the trend is over!
-Paintable Textured Wallpaper or Contact Paper:
No, I am not joking. Wallpaper or contact paper can be stunning as a backsplash in the kitchen! Starting at $13/roll, how can it be wrong! One roll will do your whole kitchen and you’ll have plenty left over. You can paint any color you want (or go with a metallic for a pressed tin look!)
-Painted or Paper-backed Plexiglass Backsplash:
This is a very modern look but is so economical, it is easy to go for a more trendy look!
-Corrugated Steel backsplash:
Cheap and easy. Not much I need to say about this one, but it can easily go with an industrial or country look!
-Paint the existing tiles.
Yes, it is possible! If you have horrid existing tile, you may think you have no options, but check out this amazing transformation from hideous to hot:
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a kitchen you can be proud of! With a little time, craftiness and creative materials you can have a stand out kitchen on a small budget! I hope this inspires you to make any changes you’d like to see. What DIY backsplash ideas have you seen? Any I should include here? I always love to check out new ideas, so shoot them my way! 🙂 Happy Backsplashin’!
Lisa E. Priest is obsessed passionate with homes and decorating and is an East Texas Area REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or email Lisa@rentpalestine.com or at BuyPalestine.com.